"I was just hoping I had a chance to get another at-bat, man," Beckham said to MLB.com. "I struck out twice tonight looking. I wasn't too happy about that. That's not what I like to do. Nobody likes to do it. But I definitely don't like to strike out looking. Just wanted to get another AB, and another opportunity to hit the ball hard. Hopefully some runners on base and get some RBIs."
Beckham was given the green light to swing on a 3-0 count and delivered.
"I didn't get it clean off the barrel, but I put a good swing on it," Beckham said. "He was throwing the ball pretty hard. Thought I had enough to get it out of here."
Beckham is hitting .275 with five RBI in 40 at-bats this season.Analysis:
Regular second baseman Logan Forsythe moves to first base. It's his fourth start of the season at the position.
The Rays are +102 money line underdogs to visiting Toronto.Analysis:
Infante, who is in his custumary ninth spot, returns on a nine-game hitting streak, though he managed just one hit in eight of those games. He boasts a slash line of .250/.244/.350.Analysis:
Gillaspie has started six straight games at third. He'll be spelled by Gordon Beckham, who gets his fourth start of the season.
The White Sox are -108 money line favorites over visiting Kansas City.Analysis:
Schoop is on the disabled list with a partial tear of his right PCL as well as a sprain of the MCL in the same knee and expected to be out through the end of May. Fill-in second baseman Ryan Flaherty is also dealing with a groin injury, leaving Jimmy Paredes to draw the start at second base Thursday.Analysis:
Pedroia's two-run shot also scored Mookie Betts in the third inning. Pedroia finished the game 2 for 5. He's now hitting a slash line of .271/.343/.525. This was Pedroia's first home run since April 14 against the Nationals.Analysis:
Travis went 3 for 4 with a home run, his fourth of the season. He recorded two RBI and scored a run of his own. In 14 games, Travis has only come away without a hit three times. He's now hitting .367/.415/.673.
"I don't know what's happening," Travis said, via Sportsnet. "That's just a blessing because I don't know where the heck that's coming from."Analysis:
The three RBI were a season-best for Altuve, who is batting .288 (17 for 59) with one home run, two doubles and seven RBI in 14 games. He also has five stolen bases.Analysis: